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THE ARMED Streams "Sport Of Form", Announces New Record

As frantic as ever.

The Armed is back with a new record Perfect Saviors due out August 25, and a brand new single called "Sport Of Form" streaming right now.

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The single features Iggy Pop playing God while the record itself features Ken Szymanski, Randall Lee, Tony Wolski, Dan Greene, Ben Chisholm, Urian Hackney, Cara Drolshagen, Troy Van Leeuwen, Patrick Shiroishi, Sarah Tudzin, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Mark Guiliana, Matt Sweeney, Bryan Aiken, Jacob Bannon, Julien Baker (courtesy of Matador Records), Eric Avery, Stephen Perkins, Josh Klinghoffer, Chris Slorach, Zach Weeks, Brian Wolski & Derek Coburn.

"Too much information has made us dumb and confused," said vocalist Tony Wolski. "Too many ways to connect have inadvertently led to isolation. And too much expectation has forced everyone to become a celebrity. Predictable primal dangers have given way to newer social ones. And the result is a world that is confounding and terrifying—but ultimately still beautiful. We hope this record is exactly all of that, too.

"Perfect Saviors is our completely unironic, sincere effort to create the biggest, greatest rock album of the 21st century."

He added: "'Sport of Form', he continued: There are two types of sport—those of measure and those of form. A sport of measure like basketball, football, or soccer has a point system and a sort of binary path to victory. A sport of form is something like diving, figure skating, or bodybuilding—something with evolving standards and a layer of subjectivity and some sort of critical component.

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"The world that surrounds us is complex, and our lives are truly more akin to a sport of form than one of measure. Yet, so many people see it as exactly the opposite.

"Lyrically, this song is about the human need to win a game that we’re not even actually playing. Sonically, it is a reflection of that cognitive dissonance through a constant whiplash between beauty and ugliness, severity and tenderness, obscenity and grace."

Pre-orders are available here. The Armed also has the following dates coming, which you can get tickets for here.

w/ Queens Of The Stone Age

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8/3 Sterling Heights, MI
8/4 Toronto, ON
8/ 5 Pittsburgh, PA
8/7 Bridgeport, CT
8/8 Philadelphia, PA
8/9 Washington, DC
8/11 Portland, ME
8/12 Queens, NY
8/14 Washington, DC
8/15 Raleigh, NC
8/16 Asheville, NC
8/18 Atlanta, GA
8/19 Nashville, TN

The Armed

10/19 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey (w/ Shutups)
10/21 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (w/ Shutups)
10/23 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall (w/ Shutups)
10/24 Seattle, WA @ Neumos (w/ Shutups)
11/16 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (w/ Spaced)
11/18 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage (w/ Spaced)
12/15 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall (w/ Model/Actriz)
12/16 Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Model/Actriz)

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"The genre-bending Perfect Saviors is likely their most confidently and satisfyingly adventurous release thus far."